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What Do You Keep Inside A Safe Room In The Event Of Disaster?

Disasters are unfortunately not uncommon.

When a tornado or hurricane strikes, you and your loved ones won’t have time to grab the essentials and head to your safe room.

So it’s essential that you keep the following in your safe room well beforehand to sustain yourselves.

Water and Food

Since up to 75% of our bodies are made of water, and we need regular hydration, it’s essential to keep water in stock. Try to space out how often you drink it so that you don’t run out fast, but drink water regularly to avoid dehydration.

Keep non-perishable food items in stock like canned soups, canned meats, granola bars, fruit bars, and protein bars.

A Portable Toilet

To keep the safe room’s insides sanitary and because you’ll need to go eventually, it’s advisable to keep a portable toilet inside your safe room while you wait out the emergency.

First Aid

Prepare for possible injuries from the storm or tornado in advance so that you can treat them when you get inside your safe room.

A first aid kit and other survival kit items like food, water, etc.

Portable Chargers

Keep fully charged portable chargers for your phones or other electronic devices in the event of a storm or other emergency.


You don’t want to spend hours in the dark while you wait out the storm. So keep battery-packed flashlights inside your safe room with extra batteries as well.

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